Topic: Tax Credits

Tax Credits Articles

Financing Climate Resilience for Affordable Housing

Climate resilience retrofits for affordable multifamily housing are critical to the survival of apartment residents. Jim Newman, principal of Linnean Solutions, said in a workshop at BuildingEnergy 15 on March 4 in Boston that “a lot of people are going to be sheltering in place.”

Get in Line: New Mexico’s Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit

Commercial wind and solar developers looking to sign up for New Mexico’s Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit (REPTC) in the near future will have to take a number and get in line. The program has been so popular that production tax credits for solar are maxed out through 2022. All of the available credits for wind are claimed from 2016-2020. Clean Energy States Alliance hosted a webinar on Dec. 8 in which Erica Velarde, clean energy program manager for New Mexico’s Energy Conservation and Management Division (ECMD), described the success of her state’s tax credit to promote utility-scale wind and...

Why Solar Thermal Technology Lacks Incentives and Financing

Compared to the outpouring of financing for solar photovoltaics, financing for solar thermal technologies has taken a back seat for many years in the United States. The Clean Energy Finance Forum (CEFF) spoke with Everett Barber, a consultant and author who has worked for many decades in the solar thermal industry, about his perspective on this discrepancy.

Three Strategies for Low-Income Solar Programs

The phrase ‘low-income’ rarely appears in solar energy press coverage in the United States. But some enterprising organizations have set their sights on expanding the market for residential solar photovoltaics to include low-to-moderate-income communities. Three approaches – group discount programs, affordable leases, and community solar installations – are making solar power available to these communities in some states.